Smoketown Rotary Club Hosts Speaker from Apprenticeship Maryland

On Friday, June 15th, 2018, the Smoketown Rotary Club of Brunswick hosted Teresa Mena from the State of Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation.

Ms. Mena spoke about the Apprenticeship Maryland Program, which provides structured, on-the-job training for High School Juniors and Seniors in Maryland.

She talked about how Maryland companies are using the Apprenticeship program to grow their workforce and talent pool while investing in bright, young talented students.

In addition to gaining valuable, on-the-job training, students receive credit for their work and are able to leave school early if needed. Once they complete their apprenticeship, they earn their High School Diploma and/or State Certification.

Companies and students who are interested in learning more, can visit the website at , or use your preferred search engine to find ‘Apprenticeship Maryland’. You can also send a note to

At the conclusion of Ms. Mena’s presentation, she was presented with a painted and personalized railroad spike by Kelly Putz, Vice President of the Smoketown Rotary Club of Brunswick, MD.

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. The Smoketown Rotary Club of Brunswick meets at Noon the 1st and 3rd Fridays monthly at the Steadman-Keenan American Legion at ​18 South Maple Avenue​ in Downtown Brunswick.